pudency

[ pyood-n-see ]
/ ˈpyud n si /

noun

modesty; bashfulness; shamefacedness.

Nearby words

  1. puddingwife,
  2. puddle,
  3. puddle-jumper,
  4. puddling,
  5. puddock,
  6. pudendal artery,
  7. pudendal canal,
  8. pudendal nerve,
  9. pudendum,
  10. pudeur

Origin of pudency

1605–15; < Late Latin pudentia shame, equivalent to Latin pudent- (stem of pudēns, present participle of pudēre to be ashamed) + -ia -y3; see -ency

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British Dictionary definitions for pudency

pudency

/ (ˈpjuːdənsɪ) /

noun

modesty, shame, or prudishness

Word Origin for pudency

C17: from Late Latin pudentia, from Latin pudēre to feel shame

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